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ColoVistaIf you are ready to make your dream home a reality, a home in ColoVista Country Club will do just that. We have six lots currently available for you to choose from and you can select the builder of your choice to ensure your home is exactly what you want it to be. Lot sizes vary so you can select the perfect lot for your home.

ColoVista is full of amenities that will enhance the life you are living. A professionally managed golf course, The Mansion at ColoVista events venue for weddings and other events and the seasonal pool are just some of the things you will enjoy. The pool is open from May-September each year for you to enjoy the luxurious pool overlooking the Colorado River.  ColoVista

For more information about individual lots, please view them here.

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Bastrop County Food Truck Festival The first annual Bastrop County Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, May 25th all day at Community Gardens. The event will have something for everyone including lots of food options, kids activities, face painting, a full bar, music and local retailers.

Come for lunch or an early dinner and taste your way through the food options and hang out to enjoy the day. Local vendors will be on site as well with great options for you to shop and enjoy throughout the day.

When: Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Community Gardens, 1067 TX-71, Bastrop

For more information about the Bastrop County Food Truck Festival, click here.  

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area
Serving Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Smithville

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Home WarrantyWhen you are buying a home, your real estate agent will likely offer you a home warranty to purchase. As you are making so many decisions to go along with buying a house, you may not really understand what you are purchasing or not purchasing.

What is a home warranty and how does it work?

Think of a home warranty as insurance on the working parts of your home. Like insurance, everything isn’t covered but many things are and each home warranty will detail the items that are and are not covered. Suppose your air conditioner stops working. What would you normally do? Without a warranty, you would try to find someone to come look at it and make repairs and hope they know what they are doing. With a home warranty, you call the home warranty company and

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TBD High CrossingRecreational Get-Away or Wonderful Development Potential? If you are looking for either one, this is the property for you. This is a unique opportunity that doesn’t come available often. The property includes 184.43 heavily wooded acres that are covered with oaks, cedars and Loblolly pines. Hunters will love this property with great potential for deer, turkey, hogs and dove.

If you are more interested in development, the property offers approximately 2,485 feet of road frontage on High Crossing. The property includes a pond/tank in the woods and three intermittent creeks. Privacy is abundant on this property and you have space for all your favorite activities including hunting, fishing and four wheeling.  TBD High Crossing

For more information about this property,

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Bastrop Music FestivalThe second annual Bastrop Music Festival will take place Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19 at various Bastrop venues. A wide variety of music will take place each day so you can map out a full weekend of fun jamming to all your favorites. Use this schedule to plan your music-filled weekend. You may purchase a wristband for $40 that includes entry to all of the shows. Individual tickets for each venue will be sold at the door if space allows.

In addition to the paid festival options, there will be free shows at Copper Shot Distillery, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa and the Bastrop County Museum and Visitor’s Center throughout the weekend. There will be music to appeal to all including a kids show at the Sugar Shack on Saturday morning. Festival

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Curb AppealIf you are thinking about selling your Bastrop home, your home may be in need of some serious curb appeal. Lucky for you, spring is the easiest season to do that. Curb appeal is extremely important if you hope to have many showings. If your home and yard look dull on the outside, buyers may never make it inside. In the winter months, it can be especially hard to brighten the exterior of your home since the grass is often dead and brown and there are few flowers in bloom. In Spring, you have no excuses. The grass is growing and green, nurseries are full of beautiful plants and flowers and the weather is perfect for you to get outside and work in the yard and spruce up the exterior of your home. 

Curb appeal should make your home appeal to the buyer at

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000 KaanapaliThis unique opportunity in Pine Forest could be just what you have been waiting for. Build your dream home in the Lost Pines area of Bastrop County on this 6.5+ acre lot. Adjacent lots are also for sale for a total of 12.5 acres. Tuck your home in the middle or the property or create a compound for your family from the three separate lots.

The property is conveniently located between Bastrop and Smithville so you will have convenient choices for shopping and dining. Two golf courses and two state parks are located just minutes away providing nearby options for recreation as well.  000 Kaanapali

For more information or to see additional photos of this property, visit here. View details of adjacent lots here.

The Janis Penick Team

RE/MAX Bastrop Area

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Crawfish BoilWarm weather brings lots of outdoor events for you to enjoy and Saturday, May 11th is no exception. Start your day with the 15th Annual Smithville Fly-In. The event will run from 10-2 and is free to the public. Enjoy viewing vintage World War II aircraft, enter a raffle for a chance to win a plane ride or purchase a plane ride. Food trucks will also be onsite for you to purchase from. Memorabilia and commerative Air Force items will be available for purchase too.

After the Fly-In, head to the All you Can Eat Crawfish Boil at the American Legion Post 533. This event runs from 1-7 and tickets are $15 per person. The event includes live music and all proceeds will go to the Veteran Relief Fund.

Don’t go home too early. Finish your day with a viewing of

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KitchenFor many people, the kitchen is the hub of the household. If that is the case for you, take the time to make sure your Bastrop kitchen is adequately updated for maximized efficiency, comfort and style. With so many options for kitchens available, it can be really hard to  decide what you want? While it probably won’t be the only determining factor, it’s always a good idea to think about the future resale value of the options you choose as well so it doesn’t detract from your home whenever you are ready to sell. Here are four kitchen features you don’t want to skip.

1. An island. There are so many ways to incorporate an island into your kitchen and they come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it adds just counter space and storage, bar seating, a cooktop,

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123 Loysoya StreetWelcome to Garden Home Living at its finest! If you are ready for a simpler life with less responsibility around the house, this is the perfect home for you. This single level home has two bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath with 1,851 square feet of living space. With low exterior maintenance and lawn maintenance covered for a monthly fee, this home provides you the ability to lock, leave and travel without having to worry about what you should be doing. This home is found in the Parklands Garden Homes section in The Colony, which is a gated community.123 Loysoya Street

Enter the home through a lovely glass that doors that leads you into the home’s open living spaces. The kitchen includes a huge island with bar seating as well as the sink, dishwasher and

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